Carolyn Pavlik is an Associate Professor of Dance at Western Michigan University. She earned her M.F.A in Dance from the University of Washington and her B.A. in Dance from the University of Texas. Carolyn performed with the Austin-based Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks and collaborated with Kathleen Hermesdorff, Llory Wilson, and site artist Sally Jacques. Her dance for the camera works have been presented worldwide, most notably at the American Dance Festival (2005), LesGaiCineMad (2005) and VII Festival Internacional de Video-danza de Buenos Aires (2005). In 2009, Carolyn celebrated the release of the anthology she co-edited with colleague Melanie Kloetzel, Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces.
This vigorous and athletic class focuses on core-initiated movement that takes the dancer spiraling to the floor, rolling into the air, diving into inversions and tipping into balance. An eclectic blend of Release, Limon, Cunningham and martial arts techniques, this class begins with a heat generating and core stabilizing floor warm-up influenced by Bartinieff Fundamentals and yoga and quickly progresses to studies of alignment, weight, movement efficiency, and dynamics. Very physical and three-dimensional choreography that challenges the dancers to explore their edges and push pass their perceived limitations.
$12/$9 Students w/ID